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New York Times, Wednesday, April 17, 1957

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q U V X Y }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,850
Across Down
1. Picnic on the beach. : CLAMBAKE
9. Texas A & M's football team. : AGGIES
15. Proficient college student. : HONORMAN
16. Art of metrical composition: Var. : POESIE
17. Holds back. : ABSTAINS
18. Regard highly. : ADMIRE
19. Unused. : NEW
20. City in New Hampshire. : KEENE
22. Cheeseparer. : MISER
23. Former PM. : EDEN
25. Chekhov. : ANTON
27. Mediterranean port of Spain. : ADRA
29. Probable ancestors of the Slavs. : SARMATIANS
34. Area of land. : TRACT
36. Instruct. : TEACH
37. Builder of the Ark: Bibl. sp. : NOE
38. Generous. : LIBERAL
40. Comedian on TV. : SKELTON
42. Labor group. : AFL
43. Store up. : AMASS
45. Certain horses. : ROANS
46. Fred Astaire, for example. : STEPDANCER
49. Type of arch. : OGEE
50. In music, slow. : LENTO
51. Von Bismarck. : OTTO
53. Situations. : CASES
56. Admit. : ALLOW
58. Bill. : NIB
61. Blazing. : AFLAME
63. One of the Windward Islands. : DOMINICA
65. Uses a lever: Var. : PRISES
66. Old Scrooge. : EBENEZER
67. Mighty. : POTENT
68. Anglers: Rare. : RODSTERS
1. Earl Biggers' Chinese sleuth. : CHAN
2. Part of the ear. : LOBE
3. Accountable. : ANSWERABLE
4. Witticism. : MOT
5. Automobile part. : BRAKE
6. City on the Somme. : AMIENS
7. "Citizen ___." : KANE
8. Trap. : ENSNARE
9. Brazil-Paraguay border river. : APA
10. Character in "Cinderella." : GODMOTHER
11. 52 Down in the zodiac. : GEMINI
12. Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
13. Emerald Isle. : EIRE
14. Prophet. : SEER
21. As a whole. : ENMASSE
24. Small fish. : DACE
26. Go about, in sailing. : TACK
27. Giant of Greek legend. : ATLAS
28. Heap of snow. : DRIFT
30. Home of Georgia Tech. : ATLANTA
31. Make an enemy of. : ANTAGONIZE
32. "___ Else But You." : NOONE
33. Reason. : SENSE
35. Shopkeepers. : TRADESMEN
39. "You'll be ___, my son!" : AMAN
41. Plunder. : LOOT
44. Fault finder. : SCOLDER
47. Be agreeable. : PLEASE
48. Boarded. : ROOMED
52. Two of a kind. : TWINS
53. Creator of the Yokums. : CAPP
54. Combining form for a continent. : AFRO
55. Pocket opening. : SLIT
57. Western timber wolf. : LOBO
59. Refrigerator. : ICER
60. Ingots. : BARS
62. Adjective suffix. : EST
64. Hockey goal. : NET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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